What is a non-destructive testing technician?

A non-destructive testing technician is a professional that is trained and certified to use a particular NDT inspection method to evaluate metals, materials, and other structures for flaws and defects. Each NDT method requires separate training and certification, resulting in various types of NDT technicians. There are also three different levels of certification - Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. A Level 3 certification is the highest possible. A single technician may have multiple certifications at various levels. The more methods a technician is certified to employ, and the higher the level of their certification, the more the technician can expect to earn. In addition, technicians with multiple methods and a higher level of certification can provide more complex NDT inspector services and analysis.